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What Are Your Ultimate 1980s Icons?

Scroll up, please, and vote on this pressing issue of the day!

What makes you immediately think of the 1980s? Certain clothes? Music? Toys? Games? News stories? Inventions? Technology? Telly? Let us know - you may select more than one answer!

11 comments:

  1. My memories of the 80's... so many to choose from in addition to your list. Putting aside television and Music this is what comes to my mind looking back.


    Vinyl Records

    Walkmans

    The changes in currency - no more 1/2 pences, the Twenty pence introduced, the £1 note giving way to the coin, coinage in general getting smaller (remember the disgust at the new tiddly-wink 5p pieces?)....

    Communism finally falling

    Falkland Islands War

    Video recorders and VHS rental etc.

    'Video Nasties'

    Novely multicolor straws (remember those crazy twirly ones?)

    Farah pants, Fred Perry pullovers.

    First Satellite TV

    Miners stike

    Poll Tax Riots

    The rise of Alternative comedians (hated them generally but their impact was undeniable)

    Designer stubble

    Ethiopia Famine and subsequent Charity pleas

    Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying

    AIDS

    BMX bikes and freestyling


    Acid House and the drug scene surrounding it

    Maggie Thatcher....

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    1. So much to list! I also forgot: donkey jackets, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Super Mario Brothers, bulldog clips, neon clothing, Channel 4, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Hip Hop, body popping, VCRs, Ronald Reagan, Spitting Image, Live Aid, Roland Rat, Gilbert The Alien, Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, Henry's Cat... Fortunately, all of these things are featured on this blog!

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    2. Poll Tax riots were 1990, not 1980s.

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  2. I voted for deelyboppers and shoulder pads, but you missed out pixie boots, Walkmans, ghetto blasters, break dancing, acid house, stone and acid washed jeans. I would have voted for all those as well!

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    1. You can considered them voted for now!

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  3. ET should of been included - "ET phone home!" And you were daft to leave out Hip Hop.

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    1. Indeed I was! But you've just put in a vote for them. Thank you.

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  4. Stone and Acid washed jeans.

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  5. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    Boy George. How could you forget Boy George?

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  6. I think I'll do an Ultimate '80s Icons Part 2 poll when this one is over!

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  7. AnonymousMay 20, 2012

    No Space Invaders and Hip Hop? Tut tut!

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